Nintendo discussing cross-buy internally, nothing official yet
Dan Adelman, the ever busy manager of licensing at Nintendo of America is at it again, this time with talks of cross-buy for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. He says there has been some internal talk at the company for some form of cross buy for the two system, but that nothing has been decided on yet.
For those who don’t know, Sony currently employs a cross-buy system for the PS3 and the PlayStation Vita, where if you buy a game released on both consoles on one device, you get it on the other for free. This would most likely be implemented in the virtual console side of things for Nintendo’s Wii U and the 3DS.
“We don’t have anything new to announce on that, but I believe that the idea’s been talked about. So it’s something we’re definitely up to considering if there’s enough demand from developers, but nothing to announce for right now.”
Many fans have been asking for cross-buy for ages, since many early NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and even Nintendo 64 titles would be perfect to play on the handheld, once purchased from the Wii U virtual console. For many, even just paying an extra dollar or two for cross-buy would be worth it. What do you think?